African-Type Necklace, late 17th-early 18th cent., Newton Plantation Cemetery, Barbados

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This record was last updated on 16 Nov 2012

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Handler, personal slide collection (copyright, Jerome Handler)

Found in association with a burial, this unique archaeological find of an African-type necklace was composed of dog's teeth, money cowry shells, fish vertebrae, glass beads; and a large reddish-orange carnelian bead (center). For details on this artifact and its associated burial, see Handler, An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (1997), Vol. 1, pp. 91-130 and Handler, From Cambay in India to Barbados in the Caribbean: Two Unique Beads from a Plantation Slave Cemetery, The African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (March 2007).